Skagway legend “Buckwheat” Donahue dies at 68

Skagway legend “Buckwheat” Donahue dies at 68

Skagway legend Carlin “Buckwheat” Donahue died this week after a heart attack in Oklahoma. Donahue is survived by his niece Kelly and his grand-nephew Matt. And his namesake cross-country race will live on, too. Donahue grew up in the lower 48, but he arrived in...

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Newscast – October 16, 2019

Rockfish rebound in Alaska waters; tribal governments speak up for the Roadless Rule; a scombroid poisoning alert.

Newscast – October 15, 2019

Skagway bids farewell to a local legend; Haines school sports grapples with reduced winter ferry service; Coast Guard experiences VHF radio outages.

Newscast – October 14, 2019

Haines residents speak out against proposed heliport permit, again; National Weather Service Juneau launches new Weather SEAKers podcast.

Newscast – October 11, 2019

Haines men find strength in vulnerability and the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission speaks out for salmon.

Newscast – October 10, 2019

Coeur Alaska employees visit Haines to hear public comment on proposed expansion of Kensington Mine; Sitka Tribe of Alaska partners with the Forest Service to teach gardening and the history of Tlingit potatoes.

Newscast – October 9, 2019

Chinook salmon count in Whitehorse is at a record low and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory committee works to relocate a target shooting range.

Newscast – October 8, 2019

Senator Dan Sullivan visits Haines; Norwegian Cruise Lines agrees to third party emissions testing in Skagway.

Newscast – October 7, 2019

Haines Glacier Bears celebrate statewide cross country championship victories and Alaska Department of Fish and Game weighs in on increased bear activity in the Haines area.

Newscast – October 4, 2019

Haines man mauled by bear along the Chilkat River; Skagway Assembly welcomes new members and bids farewell to old members; New report says that logging in the Tongass is costing taxpayers millions in federal subsidies.

Newscast – October 3, 2019

Haines voters green light a new marijuana sales tax and local acidification testing takes a winter break.

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Henry Leasia

Henry Leasia


Henry Leasia is a reporter from Portland, Oregon. He first caught the radio bug after starting a live storytelling show/podcast called It’s a Wise Child with some friends at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since graduating in 2016 he’s produced a show about non-profits for, worked as a production assistant for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s weekday talk show Think Out Loud and most recently reported as a newsroom intern for Alaska Public Media in Anchorage. Outside of the newsroom, he spends time skateboarding, practicing Spanish and making music.

Claire Stremple is a radio and print journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area who has reported on everything from hot dogs to the opioid crisis. Claire is the 2018 Solutions Journalism Health Fellow. Previously, she was a producer and mentor for KALW’s Oakland Voices Community Journalism Project, and a resident at the Mesa Refuge. Her work has been featured on public radio stations throughout California and on NPR.